View towards the whitewashed cottage
Glimpses of Blelhelm Tarn beyond the cottage
A welcoming entrance with plenty of space for muddy boots and coats
The relaxing lounge with wood burner.
The perfect place to plan the days adventures
Enjoy the comfortable hideaway
Lots of personal touches make this a lovely home from home
The well-equipped kitchen/diner
The large farmhouse table for sharing time together
Enjoy a soak after a days walking
The king-size sleigh bed with en-suite shower room
A very pretty, relaxing room
En-suite
The en-suite shower room
The king-size bedroom (which can be made up as a twin on request)
The pretty twin bedroom
A wonderful place to enjoy al fresco dining
The traditional lakeland porch
The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside
The adjacent barns
1 / 20  View towards the whitewashed cottage
2 / 20  Glimpses of Blelhelm Tarn beyond the cottage
3 / 20  A welcoming entrance with plenty of space for muddy boots and coats
4 / 20  The relaxing lounge with wood burner.
5 / 20  The perfect place to plan the days adventures
6 / 20  Enjoy the comfortable hideaway
7 / 20  Lots of personal touches make this a lovely home from home
8 / 20  The well-equipped kitchen/diner
9 / 20  The large farmhouse table for sharing time together
10 / 20  Enjoy a soak after a days walking
11 / 20  The king-size sleigh bed with en-suite shower room
12 / 20  A very pretty, relaxing room
13 / 20  En-suite
14 / 20  The en-suite shower room
15 / 20  The king-size bedroom (which can be made up as a twin on request)
16 / 20  The pretty twin bedroom
17 / 20  A wonderful place to enjoy al fresco dining
18 / 20  The traditional lakeland porch
19 / 20  The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside
20 / 20  The adjacent barns

Hole House,

Wray, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
3
star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful detached 17th century cottage sleeping six guests
  • Quiet rural location for a comfortable family break
  • Set in a tranquil rural location with many walks from your doorstep
  • Patio area with stunning views of Blelham Tarn and mountains beyond
  • Short drive to the shores of Lake Windermere
  • Close to Wray Castle and its idyllic views
Property code: 59487

A charming 17th century Lakeland whitewashed cottage, set in rolling countryside, originally given to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter, who is reported to have stayed here on several occasions.

This pretty cottage nestles in the rolling countryside close to Wray which lies between Hawkshead and Ambleside which are only a short drive away. Both villages offer a wide range of shops and places to eat out. The shore of Lake Windermere is close by, with plentiful opportunities for boat trips, water sports, hikes and cycling routes. The cottage is surrounded by farmland and is reached by a short gravel lane. The only buildings nearby being farm storage buildings which are used infrequently. Guests can enjoy the network of footpaths offering lovely low level walks from the doorstep. 

The traditional Lakeland porch leads to the entrance hall with plenty of space for coats and boots. Off the hallway you will find yourself in the cosy lounge, where you can snuggle in front of the cosy wood burner on the large L-shaped sofa. With exposed beams, deep set window, TV/DVD and CD and Alexa, this is a perfect room to relax in at the end of a day fell walking. Across the hallway is the kitchen/ diner, where you will find everything you may need including an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine, as well as a large farmhouse table for enjoying family meals together. There is a traditional larder at the rear of the kitchen with tumble dryer and large fridge/freezer.  Heading up the traditional stone steps, you will find three lovely and cosy bedrooms, the master is a king-size with en-suite shower room with WC. The second bedroom offers the flexibility of a king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a 2’6” twin on request) and the third bedroom is a twin. The family bathroom has a shower over the bath and WC.

Heading outside guests can relax on the gravelled terrace with table, chairs and BBQ and enjoy unrivalled views across Blelham Tarn to the mountains beyond whilst soaking up the tranquillity of this very special location. There is off-road parking for up to four cars directly outside the cottage in the gravelled yard.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a 2’6” twin on request) and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Traditional larder with fridge/freezer and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and restaurant 2 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Please note that there is a private access lane to the cottage, whilst only short this lane is steep in parts and made up of loose gravel. The lane is passable by most cars with care except low suspension sports cars

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.4
Overall equipment
3.8
Overall comfort
3.8
Overall location
4.8

Reviewed by Heather, 15th June 2019

This cottage has one of the best views in the whole area. It's location is very private, but with instant access to many footpaths and close to Wray Castle and Hawkshead. This is the second time I have stayed in this cottage and would love to return. I have also recommended this cottage to other friends who enjoyed their stay as well.

Reviewed by Brett, 3rd May 2019

Excellent

Reviewed by Hannah, 19th April 2019

Great cottage with spectacular views and a true hide away, cosy and clean.

Reviewed by Maxine, 30th March 2019

Comfortable cottage. Nice walks direct from cottage. Beautiful views at the back. Nice and private

Reviewed by Tina, 15th March 2019

This is our second visit to Hole House and wont be our last. It is about 5 to 10 mins drive from ambleside and well worth it. A hidden treasure. It is full of the wonderful charm of a very old cottage...just what we love! We were warm, cosy and very comfortable with everything we needed for a week. Meals outside were a must, weather permitting, witRead moreh a tarn and uninterrupted views of the mountains. An unbeatable view...just breath taking! Hide

Reviewed by Roger, 1st March 2019

Overall enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by James, 15th February 2019

Wonderful old traditional farm cottage hidden away down a precipitous drive with wonderful views of a lake and Ambleside. Both Ambleside and Hawkshead are close by. Cosy evenings in the snug living room with a wood burner.

Reviewed by Caroline, 8th February 2019

Spectacular location of the cottage was a big bonus. Several good walks direct from the doorstep and dog friendly pubs where we were made very welcome.

Reviewed by Julie, 14th September 2018

What a hidden gem. Very old property but only adds to the character. Cosy and very comfortable. Secluded location but still within good reach of all amenities. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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View towards the whitewashed cottage
Glimpses of Blelhelm Tarn beyond the cottage
A welcoming entrance with plenty of space for muddy boots and coats
The relaxing lounge with wood burner.
The perfect place to plan the days adventures
Enjoy the comfortable hideaway
Lots of personal touches make this a lovely home from home
The well-equipped kitchen/diner
The large farmhouse table for sharing time together
Enjoy a soak after a days walking
The king-size sleigh bed with en-suite shower room
Show 8 moreA very pretty, relaxing room

Location

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